@LDS Liberal"If citiznes won't take responsibility for
keeping their weapons out of the worng hands, the Government has no other
option than to do it, for them.Guns safes, and trigger locks.There is no excuse for not having and using them.orSuffer the
consequences. ie.e, Taking them away from everybody"The role of
government is to protect the rights of the people not take them away. When the
government begins taking away rights it is time to get a new government and the
Declaration of Independence says as much.
OBESITY CAUSES ALL KINDS OF HEALTH ISSUES...LET'S TAKE AWAY YOUR SPOON!Guns don't kill...We all know the rhetoric! Once gun laws are put in place and we, as law abiding citizens don't have
the right to OWN them, then just TRY getting those rights BACK. IT WILL NEVER
HAPPEN!!! I have a right to defend myself, my family, my property, and
don't want to live in fear of a future where someone comes to my home to
seize my firearm!If you don't want a gun in your home because
you are afraid of someone getting ahold of it, then don't buy one. But
please, don't take away my rights! I will be responsible for the care and
lock up of my firearms! It is a fool who would leave them out for the mentally
ill, children, etc. to have access to.
If citiznes won't take responsibility for keeping their weapons out of the
worng hands, the Government has no other option than to do it, for
them.Guns safes, and trigger locks.There is no excuse for not
having and using them.orSuffer the consequences. ie.e, Taking them
away from everybody.
Do a worldwide search and the results are more stunning. Other countries like
Australia have seen a much larger decrease in gun homicides correlating with Gun
regulation because they have taken it much farther requiring registration and
banning military type weapons.We have barely EVER made any
regulation in this country and have still seen small benefits. Face
it, the gun companies are in charge and will agree to nothing that decreases
Putting several laws together tells us nothing. Give us the results of each law
individually so we can tell what has worked, and what has not. How many in this
age group were saved by the Brady bill, the 1990 act and the 1996 act.
Trigger lock laws are a far cry from gun control laws! The argument here is
Is this writer referring to only accidental firearm deaths of children?If so, that is just a tiny fraction of firearm deaths and probably cannot be
attributed to gun laws.And, you may recall, I'm one who does
believe in reasonable restriction of firearms. But inaccurate information
posted by either side does nothing to solve the problem. In fact, because it
gives the other side one more thing upon which to pounce, it may well just add
to the confused rhetoric.
Re:MountanmanFigures from the CDC:Homicide is in the top
10 causes of death for people ages 1-44.For people ages 5-44,
firearms are in the top 4 cause of death caused by injuries.Nearly
4000 (3889) people ages 15-24 died from homicide involving a firearm. Another
2000 died from suicide using a firearm.By comparison, in the same age
group, 7000 died in motor vehicle accidents.
To "John Clark" your letter makes little sense. The laws for gun
control have done nothing more than disarm law abiding citizens.Yes
it is true that the gun safety laws have made keeping guns safer. You need to
know that there is a difference between gun control laws and gun safety. This
is similar to auto safety laws and laws for obtaining a drivers license. Yes
both have to do with cars, but that is about it.If you want to look
at correlation, look at the number of gun owners and the number of homicides.
The US has had a significant increase in gun ownership over the past 20 years,
and at the same time, homicides involving guns is at an all time low.Many researchers who know more than you do, have concluded that an increase in
gun ownership REDUCES violent crimes. See "Harvard Study: Gun Control Is
Counterproductive" at American Civil Rights Union or "Gun Control
Actually Increases Gun Violence" in The Western Center for Journalism.
As important as it is to keep children away from firearms, it needs to be
pointed out that gun accidents are not even in the top 20 reasons children lose
their lives. According to the National Health Institute, more children are
killing in car accidents than any other cause. Accidental drowning claims 10
times more children's lives than gun accidents. We would save more lives if
we banned swimming than guns. Education is probably the most important reason
gun deaths for children are lower now than in earlier years.
Unless it is something like a drive by shooting, kids 5-9 killed by guns
suggests that SOME so called "responsible" gun owners are anything but
"responsible"Hiding your loaded guns is not sufficient.
They MUST be locked up.Adults who leave guns accessible to children
should be prosecuted when someone dies.